Marietta Mini Dental Implants

Contact Leading Edge Dentistry today to learn more about our dental services.

If you are currently suffering with a loose, uncomfortable, or otherwise ill-fitting denture, or if you have been told you are not a candidate for traditional dental implants, do not despair! Leading Edge Dentistry can help you enjoy improved stability to laugh, speak, smile, and eat with full confidence. The secret? Mini dental implants in Marietta — a wonderful solution for patients seeking a better solution for their tooth loss. But what are mini dental implants? And how do they compare to traditional implant dentistry? Continue reading to find out more about the popular treatment option, then contact us to schedule a consultation today!

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are precisely what they sound like — very similar to traditional dental implants, just on a smaller scale. They are tiny titanium posts that are inserted beneath the gum line, where they provide excellent stability for the prosthetic tooth replacement that will be secured on top. Once complete, the new teeth snap into place as securely as a button on your shirt. Mini dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a whole row of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw.

Traditional Dental Implants vs. Mini Dental Implants

Traditional dental implants are completed over the course of many months. The entire procedure can take up to a year, in some cases. Mini dental implants, however, are placed and restored over the course of just a few short visits to our Marietta dental practice. Additionally, traditional dental implants require plenty of supporting jawbone structure for proper anchoring and a stable fit. Mini dental implants, because they are smaller, can be placed without the need for preparatory procedures like bone grafting. That speeds up the process even more for patients who have a weakened or diminished jaw bone.

How Mini Dental Implants Are Placed

Mini dental implants are placed over the course of a few short visits to Leading Edge Dentistry. To begin your procedure for mini dental implants, Leading Edge Dentistry starts out with a strategic treatment plan to place the miniature titanium alloy implants beneath the gum line. The minimally-invasive procedure is completed without the need for sutures, and often using only local anesthesia (though sedation is available for patients who need a little extra help relaxing). A retaining fixture is attached to the base of the denture or bridge. After the appropriate healing period has passed, the prosthetic snaps into place, for a completely secure, confident bite.

Are You a Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

If you have already lost or are on the brink of losing some or all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, mini dental implants may be the best option for your tooth replacement. They can also be used to secure an existing denture.

Mini dental implants are often the preferred solution patients who have dealt with missing teeth for many months. They can eliminate the need for preparatory procedures, like bone grafting, that are often necessary for building up bone tissue before traditional dental implants. With the elimination of these initial procedures, mini dental implants are an option for more people than conventional dental implants.

Multiple Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

The advantages of mini dental implants are significant, especially for patients who would not otherwise be able to benefit from implant dentistry, or those who are currently dealing with the stress or embarrassment of an ill-fitting denture.

Benefits of mini dental implants include…

  • Minimally-invasive procedure
  • Shorter healing times
  • Completed using only local anesthesia
  • Teeth may be placed on the same day
  • No need for denture adhesives
  • Stabilize jawbone for better oral health
  • Secure denture eliminates risk of oral sores
  • Renewed ability to eat, speak, chew with total confidence

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to benefit from the stability and security of dental implants but have been told you are not a good candidate for traditional implant dentistry, don’t give up on your stable, complete smile just yet! We can help secure your tooth replacement with sturdy mini dental implants. Contact Leading Edge Dentistry or request an appointment online today.


What Our Other Patients Are Saying

cathryn Abney
cathryn Abney
December 6, 2022
Great work, great staff!
Charlotte Fairchild
Charlotte Fairchild
November 18, 2022
If you like pretty teeth, smart dentists and gentle dental hygienists, with no amalgams, this is the best place for dental work!
Jane Sullivan
Jane Sullivan
March 29, 2022
Dr. Howard has been my dentist for many years. He and his staff are always welcoming, knowledgeable and highly competent, while ensuring my comfort and health.
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
March 29, 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This office is amazing! When I arrive for my hygiene visits, the front staff is always very friendly! I don’t have to wait long for the hygienist to bring me back and throughout the visit she explains each step. The doctor is very thorough in reviewing the recommended treatment. When I had to have treatment completed- the doctor explained each step of the procedure. The numbing injection was painless and they made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. My whole family (including my 2 kids) does not mind visiting the dentist anymore. Dr. Howard and his team are wonderful!
Amy Bishop
Amy Bishop
August 19, 2021
I have been a patient for 25+ years. Dr. Howard and his staff are wonderful. He makes sure that any procedure is painless. I recently had some cosmetic dentistry work performed and could not be more pleased with the results. The changes look very natural and I wish I had done it sooner. Dr. Howard spent a lot of time designing a new smile for me. He provided pictures of what to expect afterwards and it exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Leading Edge Dentistry. They are true professionals.
shirley mayfield
shirley mayfield
February 23, 2021
Every time I go to Dr. Howard for dental care I am greeted with smiles and kind words. The front desk staff are always willing to help. I never wait for more than 5 minutes. The clinical staff are excellent at their job and taking care of my needs as well. All my questions are answered. The staff and Dr. Howard makes sure I am comfortable before and during any procedure. Dr. Howard is an extremely knowledgeable and gifted dentist. I am always pleased with the results and feel I am getting the best care around. They truly are a group worth smiling about.
Mark Telling
Mark Telling
November 17, 2020
I've been a patient of Dr. Howard's for many years and have received outstanding care by him and his staff. He has done excellent work on various crowns and I highly recommend his practice for all your dental needs.
Brenda Purcell
Brenda Purcell
May 20, 2020
I had my regular dental check up at Dr. Howard's practice yesterday since this pandemic stuff started. I was a little nervous, because this was my first visit to an establishment like this since the shutdown. I had nothing to worry about. It was an extremely pleasant experience and I felt comfortable from the very initial contact. The office staff were efficient, and made the revised check-in process to ensure the pandemic procedures were followed seem effortless. I only had to wait a couple of minutes for my appointment and was seated in a separate room from other in-coming patients. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Dr. Howard kept his patients informed on all the additional precautions he was taking to ensure that both patients and staff are protected from the virus. I was very impressed with his efforts and the new ventilation system. The office, while always clean and fresh, seemed even more so, if possible. I felt totally comfortable during the whole visit. I trust Dr. Howard and his staff and appreciate all they do.
Reclaim Your Beautiful Smile
Book Your Next Dental Appointment With Leading Edge Dentistry.